A group of medical cannabis users angry over a lack of government amnesty are set to march on Canberra in protest.
The protest, set for Tuesday February 7, is organised by the Medical Cannabis Users Association of Australia and the HEMP party.
“We asked for amnesty for users and their providers while they [Federal Government] sort out their framework and regulations,” the MCUA wrote on Facebook.
“They cracked down and busted several of our key compassionate providers and increased the penalties for illegal dispensing.”
At the start of January, Adelaide resident Jenny Hallam had her house raided and medical cannabis oil products seized – causing controversy in the mainstream.
“Compassion growers such as Jenny Hallam are a lifeline to many of our members,” said Fred Fotis, media coordinator of MCUA.
“People in palliative care, the elderly and other vulnerable groups depend on Jenny and other compassion growers’ generosity for survival.
“Until the Government can catch up to community needs and expectations, compassionate people in the community will continue to save lives under threat of prosecution.”